We have the experience to take your brewery to the next level, helping you effectively plan for growth, while capturing improvement opportunities at every step in your journey.

Minimizing the growing pains of a brewery expansion requires good planning. Our planning stage is designed to ensure that your expansion will go smoothly and addresses all of your brewery’s current and future needs. Before our first site visit, we send out a pre-visit questionnaire that allows us to become acquainted with the facility, its location, layout, equipment, utilities, and current processes within the plant. We then conduct an in-person visit, where we visually assess the condition, capability and capacity of the existing facility processes and systems. We discuss current and future plans with stakeholders and review any recent or existing capital projects flow sheets, plant layout drawings, equipment specification sheets, and quality and procedure documents.

Our planning stage concludes with an in-depth report that provides a comprehensive facility expansion roadmap that covers all aspects of brewery operations and provides the incremental investments, first-order budget cost estimates, and action steps needed to effectively transform the current brewery’s condition into its future “to-be” expanded state. In conjunction with the facility expansion strategy we also identify key areas for improvement observed during the site visit and articulate those plans into action.

First Key is also able to see you through the next phases of your expansion, including design, procure, build and commission.

Beyond expanding your brewery production capacity, planning for growth across all the functions of your business is critical. Our commercial, supply chain and
financial specialists will provide the insight you need to have the right marketing, sales and distribution strategies and processes in place to support your expansion.